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Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern
independent filmmaking. Follow him on Twitter at @IndieOutlook.
A friend in Aretha; 'Cielo' provides spiritual awareness; Trial runs for fascism in full flow; Soderbergh on the studio system; 95-year-old WWII veteran pens book.
Austin Pendleton and Ann Whitney on "Calumet"; Keeping up with Hugh Grant; Score-only version of "The Last Jedi"; David and Lauren Hogg's new book; Problem with seeking the best for your kids.
An interview with John David Washington, star of "BlacKkKlansman."
Matt writes: On August 2nd, Chaz Ebert announced that RogerEbert.com is gender balancing its regular rotation of film critics. Nell Minow, Monica Castillo and Tomris Laffly join Sheila O’Malley and Christy Lemire to round out the website’s roster of female critics to achieve a fifty-fifty split of five women and five men. The site also will publish more frequent contributions by diverse critics, including Castillo and Odie Henderson, who bring valued perspectives from their Cuban- and African-American roots. Minow has also been appointed the website's first female assistant editor.
An interview with Laurent Bouzereau, director of "Five Came Back" and numerous documentaries on Spielberg, Hitchcock and other iconic filmmakers.
An interview with Marc Turtletaub, director of "Puzzle."
Matt writes: The 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal is screening many memorably eccentric features through August 1st, and Nick Allen has been there to cover it all for RogerEbert.com. Check out his coverage of such enticing titles as Yong-wan Kim's "Champion," Tim van Dammen's "Mega Time Squad," Darin Scott and Rusty Cundieff's "Tales from the Hood 2" and many more.
An interview with Julie Taymor, director of "Across the Universe," which will be rereleased in theaters for three days only, courtesy of Fathom Events.
Why "Eighth Grade" Gets It Right; Olivier Assayas on "Cold Water"; Europe's rising nationalism; Michael Dinner on "L.A. Confidential"; Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote.
An interview with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, stars and co-writers of "Blindspotting."